October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Dental Hygiene Month

October is here and fall has officially begun, bringing with it Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Dental Hygiene Month. This is a time to raise awareness for both and help to prevent problems by monitoring your health and being mindful of your lifestyle choices. Whether you are... Read more »

Dental Implant Placement Basics as a Step-by-Step Process

If you have ever lost a tooth, you might have more than just a gap between your teeth. If a lost tooth is not replaced, the bone in the jaw that supported the lost tooth starts to deteriorate. That’s because when you chew your food, there’s no more stimulation to... Read more »

Enamel-Friendly Foods for Your Teeth

When it comes to protecting your teeth, your first line of defense against tooth decay and cavities is tooth enamel, as it is the outermost covering that protects the more vulnerable dentin and tooth pulp below. Your enamel comes equipped for the job as the hardest substance in your body.... Read more »

How Routine Dental Checkups Help Your Smile in the Long Run

When you come in for dental exams and we have cleaned your teeth and gum line and removed any hardened plaque, our dentist can look at them for any signs of trouble, such as cavities, loose or broken teeth, damaged fillings, and evaluate your risk rate of certain diseases which... Read more »

Spring Into the Season With Halitosis Prevention

Have you ever heard of halitosis? The chances are that you have but are unaware this is its name. Halitosis is frequently known as bad breath and can occur at any age. Oftentimes, bad breath is the result of an underlying condition within your oral health, although it can also... Read more »

You Can Help Prevent Cavities on Your Child’s Teeth With Dental Sealants

Your son or daughter’s permanent teeth can play an important role in helping them bite off and breakdown the foods they consume. These teeth will need to serve them throughout the long years of their adult life, so preventing cavities in their adolescent years may be of utmost importance. Many... Read more »

Smile Restorations Sometimes Include Dental Implants

If you feel self-conscious about your smile, then perhaps dental implants can help you! Dental implants are great for restoring lost teeth because of the long-lasting and robust effects they can have on your smile. To help you learn more about dental implants, our dentist, Dr. David McKenna with McKenna... Read more »

Avoid Canker Sores by Recognizing the Triggers

While canker sores may not be serious to your health, they are irritating and can cause you to suffer significant discomfort when they appear. Although the ulcers are small and shallow, they can appear unexpectedly on the gums and inner lips, where they linger for days. Avoiding these five common... Read more »

Build Your Best Smile with Oral Cancer Screenings

Have you ever visited your dentist for an oral health care screening? If you haven't, it is essential that you do. Every single year in America, over 42,000 individuals will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers. Furthermore, the 5-year survival rate of those that are diagnosed is only roughly... Read more »

Foods That Help Your Smile

We all want to take care of our bodies, and feed them the best foods for our continued health. Did you know that a healthy diet affects your mouth, as well? Let’s take a look at some of the best foods you can choose for a healthy smile. Dairy: If... Read more »